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Tarn Taran Sahib is a town in the Majha region of the state of Punjab. This town is the district headquarters of the district of Tarn Taran. Primarily known for a significant Sikh shrine named Gurudwara Tarn Taran Sahib that is situated here, this town is visited by Sikh devotees from all parts of the country. The gurudwara lies right in the center of the town and is one of the most visited sites. Tarn Taran Sahib town was founded by the fifth Guru, Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji and one can experience the true Sikh culture here. 

History of Tarn Taran Sahib

Tarn Taran Sahib came under the Bhangi Sikh dynasty from 1716 to 1810 when this region was ruled by rulers of Dhillon clan. In 1947 after teh independence of India, Tarn Taran was among the few districts in Punjab that had a majority Sikh population. During the 1980s when the Khalistan movement was at its peak, Tarn Taran was declared the capital of Khalistan (the proposed Sikh nation). Eventually, the movement was suppressed peace was restored in the state. 

Later in 2006, Tarn Taran was given the status of a district and it became the 19th district of Punjab. The name Tarn Taran was given to the Sarovar in the Gurudwara which is known to be the largest in any gurudwara in Punjab. The name tarn taran means ‘a boat that takes one across the ocean of existence’.  

Major Attractions in and Around Tarn Taran Sahib

Akal Takht

The Akal Takht is one of the five takhts of the Sikhs. This is specifically located in the Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar, Punjab. Built by Guru Hargobind Sahib this is considered as the most sacred site and a place of justice and peace by Sikh devotees. 

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Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

The Dukh Bhanjani Beri Tree is an old jujube tree that is considered to be a sacred tree containing miraculous powers. This tree is located in the Golden Temple complex. It stands on the eastern side of the Amrit Sarovar. 

Shree Durgiana Mandir

Being a very important religious site this place holds a very significant spiritual charm. This place is located a few yards away from the Amritsar railway station and is located at a distance of around 1.5 km from the local bus stand. The very idea that a temple should be sanding here had come from a man named Gur Shai Mal Kapoor who was a great visionary as well as a religious person. The temple looks similar to the Golden Temple but is dedicated to Goddess Durga. 

Things to do in Tarn Taran Sahib

Visit the Gobindgarh Fort

The Gobindgarh Fort is fundamentally a historic fort which is located in the center of the city of Amritsar. There was once a time when this fort was occupied by the army but now can also be visited by the locals and tourists alike.

Offer Prayers at the Mandir Mata Lal Devi

The Mata Lal Devi Temple is considered as a sacred Hindu temple which is dedicated to a 20th-century bespectacled female saint who is also known by the name of Lal Devi. An interstring belief about the temple is that if any childless couple offers prayer here then they are blessed with children by god’s grace. Female devotees from the surrounding and far away villages arrive here to offer prayers.   

Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib

Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib is situated on the road to Amritsar near the village of Jhabal Kalan which is situated in the district of Amritsar, Punjab. It is also believed that Guru Arjan Dev also visited this place at some point in his life which enhances the whole spiritual significance of this place. 

Events and Festivals of Tarn Taran Sahib  

Baisakhi

Baisakhi or Vaisakhi is a big spring harvest festival of Punjab. It is also a historical as well as a religious festival that is celebrated in Hinduism and Sikhism. Baisakhi is celebrated on the 13th and 14th of April on an annual basis. This day commemorates the foundation of Khalsa Panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh and the beginning of a new year. Read More

Chhapar Mela

The Chhapar Mela is celebrated in the village of Chhapar which is located in the district of Ludhiana, Punjab on a yearly basis. What is worth knowing about this place is the fact that this mela is held in the memory of Gugga Pir which is quite a famous festival of Punjab. 

Hola Mohalla

The Hola Mohalla festival is particularly celebrated on the day when the 10th Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh was baptized. Hola Mohalla falls on the next day of Holi and is considered as the biggest festival of the Sikh culture. 

Best Time to Visit Tarn Taran Sahib

The best time to visit Tarn Taran Sahib is in winter from October to March. During this time you get the best opportunities to explore and discover this place in its full charm. The weather is also pleasant during this time. 

How to reach Tarn Taran Sahib

By Air. Tarn Taran Sahib doesn’t have an airport. The nearest airport from the Tarn Taran Sahib is the Raja Sansi Airport in Amritsar and from there you can take a taxi to reach your desired destination in the city.

By Road. There are regular buses to Tarn Taran Sahib from other major cities. So, traveling by road would be a budget-friendly and seamless experience for you. Tourists arriving from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru in a tourist bus or their personal vehicles are required to cover nearly 450, 1,700, 1,900 and 2,500 km respectively to reach Tarn Taran Sahib.  

By Train. Tarn Taran junction railway station is the nearest to reach the gurudwara. From the station, one can take a taxi or a bus to further travel to the holy place. Trains from all the metropolitan cities of India arrive here hence one may consider traveling by road.  

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